Winter silence encircled reflection on themes from Joyce Rupp’s “The Cup of Life” as a dozen of us gathered in retreat. Six physical, spiritual and relational “cups” were examined in as many sessions on moving from opening to pouring to seeing and more.
Stories, blessings and other stirrings of the spirit ensued as we broke silence together. Between segments poems surfaced too, drawing on aspects of our sharing and scripture given for each cup. The final poem revisits the series in sum. Cup into joy into mending into love. Again.